PA Mufti calls for Ribat – religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic – at the Temple Mount
Headline: “30,000 held Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque amid the occupation’s strengthened measures”
“Approximately 30,000 citizens held Friday prayers yesterday [March 19, 2021], amid strengthened measures by the occupation authorities at the gates of the Old City [of Jerusalem] and at the entrance to the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque’s gates…
Preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Muhammad Hussein demanded from the Saladin pulpit in the Southern Mosque (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque itself) to visit the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque throughout the week, to recite from the Quran, and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic). He added: ‘What the mosque needs most is your Ribat, and you are its guardians and defenders in the shadow of the attacks by the Jewish extremists.’”
Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.
The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "attack." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.